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Historic Cross Keys School

The Medford Historical Society Presents
The Cross Keys One-Room School House


The Cross Keys School was built circa 1857. It was one of several one-room schoolhouses that provided early schooling for the children of Medford. The school stood on a portion of a parcel of land purchased by Sam Thackara and was located at the intersection of Stokes Road and Dixontown Road where McDonald’s is currently situated. Originally commissioned by Sam Thackara and built by his brother-in-law, Lester S. Gager, the building operated as a school until 1927. After the closing in 1927, the property reverted to the Thackara family.

Medford Cross Keys Schoolhouse Open House

July, August & September
2nd Sunday

Private tours are available upon request.

Country Schools:  The Keystone 
of American Education 

The 22nd Annual CSAA Conference on one-room schoolhouses will be held this year at 
Millersville University 
in beautiful Lancaster County.

Keynote Speakers:
Steven Nolt - Origin and Rise of
Amish Schools
Robert Hoelscher - Thaddeus Stevens
and Common School Era
Presentation Topics include:
Teaching in Amish Schools
African American Schools
School Museum Programs
Early School Architecture 
Life History of a School
Women Teachers in Early 20th Century 
... and much more 

More Info…

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